Manish Malhotra has been wowing us with his onscreen fashion designs for 30 years!
From Aishwarya Rai to Kareena Kapoor to Janhvi Kapoor, almost every heroine has worn his designs and rocked them.
As Manish celebrates the latest milestone in his wonderful career, Namrata Thakker takes a look at some of his timeless creations.
In Enthiran, Aishwarya went through many costume changes, each one showcasing her beauty. Among them is this futuristic purple outfit with a headgear.
While Karan Johar’s magnum opus Kalank could not impress audiences, Kriti Sanon’s royal blue lehenga-choli from the song Aira Gaira definitely caught everyone’s attention.
Alia Bhatt and Madhuri Dixit Nene were a visual delight in the film. The heavily embroidered dresses and lehengas in Kalank are like a fashion guide for anyone who is interested in designing clothes as a career.
And if we are talking about Kalank, how can we forget Kiara Advani? Her beautiful red choli paired with a white lehenga and sea green dupatta really stood out.
Manish made sure that Anushka Sharma’s bridal look from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil took everyone’s breath away.
Anushka wore a shimmery gold kurta-style blouse and teamed it with a red lehenga with intricate zardozi work.
Priyanka Chopra’s sari in the song Desi Girl became iconic, and that’s the Manish Malhotra magic.
Sonam Kapoor’s sartorial sense has evolved over the years, but she has never rocked a blue sari to perfection like she did in I Hate Luv Stories.
Kajol’s green and gold creation from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is another iconic onscreen look created by Manish.
In Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Madhuri nailed her girl-next-door look in desi attire whereas Karisma Kapoor dressed in all things chic.
But it was in Raja Hindustani that Karisma really wowed us with her look.
Manish made Alia look super sexy in a pink lehenga in her debut film, Student Of The Year‘s Radha song. It’s on every bride’s bucket list now.
Before Alia, the ace-designer did the same for Kareena. Her pastel pink lehenga from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham will never go out of fashion.
Urmila Matondkar made everyone sit up and take note when she wore this red strapless grown in her hit song Hai Rama from Rangeela.
Rani Mukerji became a fashion icon after Kuch Kuch Hota Hai released in 1998. Her lace-sleeved dresses were a hit among young girls.
Preity Zinta’s turquoise blue lehenga-choli would be perfect for any wedding occasion even today.
Only Manish can deconstruct a sari and make it look even more sensuous. Brownie points to Bebo for pulling off the red number with such confidence.
Madhuri Dixit Nene’s black and blue lehenga-choli from Aaja Nachle is the only thing we remember from the movie.
Deepika Padukone’s sexy blue sari with a sequinned border from Badtameez Dil should be your go-to-outfit for a cocktail party.
Manish made Kareena’s hot pink sari in Heroine very flirty and bold.
Want to give your sari look a Manish Malhotra touch? Wear a velvet blouse with zardozi work and you’ll look as pretty as Sonakshi Sinha.
Janhvi Kapoor wore some beautiful lehengas in her debut film Dhadak, but the one in white with lovely mirror work stood out. The designer sure knows how to keep things simple yet elegant.
In Fanney Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan channelled her inner rockstar by wearing a shimmery gold dress with tassels.
Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria’s tangerine and lime lehengas have already become popular, and we aren’t surprised at all.
Deepika’s bridal avatar from Chennai Express is the perfect look-book for South Indian brides. The red-and-gold Kanjeevaram silk sari is simply wow.
Manish has also set bikini trends in Bollywood and Shilpa Shetty’s beach avatar from Dostana will remain among his best.
There’s also Taapsee Pannu’s blue floral bikini from Judwaa 2. It’s sexy but in a very restrained way.
Only Manish could have thought of pairing a simple Patiala with an oversized t-shirt. Kareena, of course, wore it like a couture piece in Jab We Met.
Manish created an eye-popping red sari with a floral blouse for Kareena in Chameli.
Manish went all out for his dear Sridevi in 2010’s Tamil fantasy adventure Puli and took experimenting to another level.
Katrina Kaif looks smouldering in a short black choli and red lehenga in Thugs Of Hindostan, perhaps the only thing worth a watch in this dud.